Find out what not to miss at the ICT 2018 event when you're interested in technology and innovation for health and ageing well.

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1. The Digital Citizen

Conference session 'The Digital Citizen', 5 December (16:30-18:00)

Mobile health, personalised medicine, the Internet of Things, the use of artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain will fundamentally change the way we work together in the health and care sector. How should we approach these developments? A high-level panel of experts will express their opinions. (Hall B, Level 2)

2. Try out innovative health & care solutions at the exhibition

Discover the exhibition stands with ground-breaking solutions for health management, data management and elderly care:

MyAirCoach (asthma, smart inhaler), Pepper (diabetes, artificial intelligence), SoundofVision (sounds to guide the visual impaired), SelfBack (low back pain control), MyHealthMyData (block chain), i-Prognosis (intelligent Parkinson detection), HeartMan (heart failure control), RAMCIP (care robot), Rehability (games for health, neuro-rehabilitation), ICView (hospital emergency room control), MoveCare (virtual empathic caregiver), Retrainer (robotics for rehabilitation after stroke), MyCyfApp (Cystic Fibrosis control).

3. Funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 

Join the info sessions about how to prepare a proposal and about the funding opportunities for eHealth and Active Ageing projects:

4 December (17:00 - 17:45) ICT for Health, Well-Being and Ageing I (Room L2)

SC1-DTH-01-2019 - Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatment; SC1-HCC-02-2019 - Support for the large scale uptake of open service platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing domain.

5 December (11:30 - 12:15) ICT for Health, Well-Being and Ageing II (Room L2)

SC1-DTH-09-2019 - Scaling up the univocal Identification of Medicinal Products; SC1-DTH-05-2019 - Large scale implementation of digital innovation for health and care in an ageing society; SC1-DTH-11-2019 - Large Scale pilots of personalised & outcome based integrated care.

4. Find investments or partners at the face-to-face brokerage and startups forum

Sign up for a face-to-face brokerage meeting, have a look at the list of participants and meet people at the innovation and startups forum.

5. Smart living pilots for active & healthy ageing

Active and Assisted Living Pilot conference session at Imagine18: '3 in 1 - Smart Living, Trustworthy IoT and Datamarket', 5 December (11:30-13:00). You can also visit the AAL pilot exhibition stand in the Austrian Village.

Interested in digital products and services for Active and Assisted Living (AAL)? Within the pilots (RegionAAL, WAALTeR, Smart vitAALity and fit4AAL) in different regions and cities of Austria a range of AAL solutions for older people’s independence and social participation, improving their personal safety, health and well-being are being evaluated. This should provide clear evidence of the impact of AAL on individual, institutional and societal levels. (Hall F, Level 0)

6. Blockchain in healthcare

'Blockchain applications in healthcare data management and exchange', 5 December (10:00-10:45)

What is the potential of blockchain solutions in healthcare? The session will discuss key challenges and opportunities, such as integrating blockchain solutions with existing IT systems, combining them with other technologies and data interoperability issues. (Room M1) Visit also the MyHealthMyData exhibition stand.

7. Networking to shape future healthcare

'Realizing the promise of in-silico medicine. Challenges and opportunities', 5 December (17:30-18:15)

Big data applications and disease models have shown their ability to predict clinical states and suggest the most effective and safe care pathways to physicians. But why is medicine overall still far behind other sectors when it comes to adopt advanced computational solutions for decision-making and process management? (Room 2.44)

'Digital Transformation of Health & Care: How to empower European citizens', 4 December (16:00-16:45)

Organised by the AAL Programme (a funding scheme co-supported by the Commission and 19 Member States), this networking session brings together professionals to discuss the needs & aspirations of people within health and care eco-systems and what it takes to collaborate amongst those eco-systems around Europe. (Room L8)

'The Digital Health Society', 6 December (09:00-09:45)

This networking session will be the opportunity to discuss about the foundations of a 'digital health society', e.g. a society fully integrating digital to its health and care system and extracting all benefits from leading technologies such as AI, HPC, -omics technologies, 5G, VR/AR, cybersecurity, Blockchain...(Room M1)

8. Networking for a healthy age-friendly society

'Careables - Hardware for Healthcare', 4 December (17:00-17:45): 'Careables' are about linking citizens with disabilities, their families, and healthcare professionals with makers/designers to establish collaboration between them to develop open-source interventions.This networking session is organised by the Austrian Centre for Social Innovation - ZSI, Technology & Knowledge. (Room 1.61-1.62)

'Connected Health System for Frailty Prevention', 5 December (10:00-10:45): The FrailSafe innovative ICT solution and platform allows us to better understand frailty and thus better prevent it. Older people can use digital tools, like smart wearables and serious games, to monitor their health including their frailty levels and delay the onset of frailty. (Room L5

'Facilitating co-creation of digital public services: the Mobile-Age tools', 5 December (10:00-10:45): The Horizon2020 Mobile Age project is finalising a series of tools to co-create eGovernment solutions and public services, with a specific focus on older persons, social services, age-friendly routes, mobility and eHealth. (Room L6)

'Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments', 5 December (11:30-12:15): The workshop intends to discuss the Joint Statement released in November regarding Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE), towards the creation of a White Paper on SHAFE. The aim is to enhance the two main aspects of Age-Friendly Environments - Places and People - in the creation of eHealth and mHealth solutions - especially focused on quality and costs. (Room 0.94-0.95)

'Personal Digital Twin: AI meets physical exercise', 5 December (11:30-12:15): This networking session is about digitising the fitness club environment with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI). (Room 2.95)

9. Human Brain Project

Learn more about this EU-supported Flagship Project aiming at understanding how the (healthy and diseased) brain works. It is building an ICT Research Infrastructure that will allow researchers worldwide to work together and accelerate advancements in the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine.

The Human Brain Project is organising a networking session, Supercomputers & Silicon Brains: the Human Brain Project, on 5 December (11:30-12:15) in Room 1.61-1.62. You can also visit their stand at the exhibition.

10. Closing and awards ceremony with Commissioner Gabriel

On 6 December (13:00-13:30), Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (Digital Economy and Society) and Minister Norbert Hofer (Transport, Innovation and Technology) will close ICT 2018 and announce the winners of the Innovation Radar Prize (you can still vote until 12 November), Digital Skills Awards and FIWARE Challenges Hackathon. (Hall A, Level 2) 

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